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Deanston 2008 SV

Overall rating
87.66/100
votes
34
Whiskybase ID
WB141789
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
13.08.2008
Bottled
17.09.2019
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
900072
Number of bottles
605
Strength
67.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944104727
Added on
31 Oct 2019 11:07 pm by CortheFarmer
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 85.41

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34 × member ratings

74 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Deanston 2008 SV

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.66 points

  1. TDMartijn scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Sulphur, gunpowder, dried friuts. Smells (and tastes) like a newyearsdaymorning in the Netherlands.
    A very special whisky, but not for the faint hearted,

  2. CortheFarmer scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Sulfur, cocoa, orange, dried fruit
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. FernetBranco scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. the_muskox scored this whisky 52 points Expert Senior

    Nope. Sulfur bomb. Nope nope nope.
    The very worst part is that there’s a good whisky hiding in here, but it seems it’s been smothered in egg salad. Yecch.

    Nose: Pungent and buttery. Strong peach crumble, cherry pie, strawberry tarts, raspberry lemonade, and fresh-squeezed orange juice. Cookie dough, chocolate cupcakes, toffee, and cheese danishes. Quite sulfurous.

    Palate: Silky texture, quite spicy. Banana cake, rhubarb pie, sugary cereals, and yeast on the arrival. Strong sulfur and lapsang souchong in the middle. Chocolate torte with raspberry sauce.
    Water adds some creamy vanilla, but makes the sulfur even worse.

    Finish: Medium-length. Sulfur, grape skins, sulfur, yuzu, raspberry and cranberry scones, and sulfur. Orange juice mixed with toothpaste.

  5. claymore84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 05-09-2020 in Rommerskirchen.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. dramspotter scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    The game of sulphur is a dangerous one; many people just view it as a fault. Personally, sulphur in whisky is one of the few places I find it acceptable and I can tolerate quite a bit. However, here my tolerance for sulphur was well and truly exceeded. There is a line in the sand, but this whisky cannot even see the line in the sand - it is out of sand and now into full-on Rotorua off-roading.
    • Nose
      rotten eggs
    • Taste
      strong sulphur masking whatever else is there. I didn't even think it was that strong a whisky!

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